Toyota Altis Ad with Brad Pitt

Toyota Altis Ad with Brad Pitt

A Toyota advertisement featuring Brad Pitt has been banned in Malaysia in 2002 after the country’s deputy information minister ruled that Pitt’s handsome appearance may make Malaysian countrymen feel inferior. “Why must we use their faces in our advertisements?” asked Zainuddin Maidin to London’s Guardian. “Aren’t our own people handsome enough?” Malaysian government ordered the ads to be pulled because the sight of non-Asian faces such as Brad Pitt’s would “plant a sense of inferiority among Asians,” the county’s deputy information minister Zainuddin Maidin tells the national news agency Bernama….

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